Category: Overcoming Addiction

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity Adversity is like a hurricane. It destroys everything in its path except that which is indestructible, leaving us with the ability to see the truth about ourselves.   Adversity defines what we are really made of.  It can make you better or bitter. T.D. Jakes says “A setback is a setup for a comeback”! You can overcome adversity and allow it to make you stronger, wiser and more empowered. Being a recovering alcoholic/ addict, an ex-offender, domestic violence survivor and former prostitute can have its drawbacks.  But instead of allowing the circumstances of my past...

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“Sign a Labor Relations Contract With Yourself & “Say YES To You!”

I remember my Grampa David and my Dad working to come to fair agreements betweenThe Men’s Clothing Association and  The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (which no longer exists is the same form) and The Hotel Association and The Hotel Trades Council. The goal was to come up with fair pay, hours and working conditions for employees in those industries. My family’s firm represented management, but in those industries both labor and management knew they needed each other and, except for one big hotel strike I remember, I think things were fairly peaceful. Today I can sense young people...

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You may feel a little pressure here! Love addict Part 4

You may feel a little pressure here!   It takes little effort to rattle off a list of reasons why it would be enjoyable to have a partner.  In fact if I timed you at 60 seconds I’m positive you could come up with at least 15 benefits of having a partner in your life right now. That is great! Now think of that list again. How many of those benefits only touch the surface of what a relationship should consist of? A vital part of dating is taking the time to understand why you have chosen to date...

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Love Addiction Part 3 The Overdose

Take a Deep Breath! Being single is NOT a disease nor is it this unshakeable cloud hovering over your doorstep. You don’t have a bull’s-eye on your back or a red X on your front. It is NOT assumed by couples you are single as a result of some inability and certainly your current single status is NOT what defines your future relationship status. What it does signify is your persistence to relate to another person who is suited for you and to not pass the time by hooking up with someone you know is not a match for...

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What Type of Love Addict Are You? Part 2

Say AAAHHHH! Entering the dating game can be tricky when you have been absent from it for some time. The rules have definitely changed.  Just as technology has evolved so has dating. Some have incorporated tactics of the dating movement into their single lives and some are immovable, unwilling to embrace change. Unfortunately as in some cases of people vs technology, single people have decided to stand still waiting for time to travel backwards to “The Way We Were”.  As a single person you must learn to refine your strategies and improve your techniques. Let’s continue with today’s love...

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